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Hank O'Day will be spoiling a
mighty valuable asset if he lets Wil
liams go along in his own fashion: It
means the loss of atar at bat, in the
field and on the bases.
Cy's contribution yesterday was a
single, double and homer.
The second' glorious gloat for the
Cub admirers was furnished by El
mer Koestner, the tall pitching per
sonage from Portland, Ore.
For five innings Elmer served un
explained shoots to the Brown bat
ters, and they only solved him safely
three times. Five fanned. No runs
were scored. In every way the slim
shooter looked like a big league-
Koestner was up once before with
the Cleveland Naps, slipped and slid
back to Portland. He was stamped
as unfit. Koestner is ambitious. He
wanted to -show. the Nap manage
ment that a mistake had been made,
and that he did-have the stuff.
He set to work with Portland to
prove it. It took more than one year
of hard work to bring him to the no
tice of- the big league scouts, but
Koestner was not discouraged. He
continued to strive for the big tent,
and partially made -his goal last fall
when he was picked off by the Cubs.
His preliminary work at Tampa in
dicates he is back to stick this time.
Each team made seven hits. Be
sides Williams, Good and Corriden
each got a pair for the Cubs. Wil
bur singled ahead of Williams twice
and was pushed home by Cy. Zim
and Saier, the rapping regulars, could
Saier was spiked in the knee, but
not seriously injured.
Jimmy Johnston! the much-touted
base ghost from California, had no
chance to show his speed yesterday.
The old axiom that you have to get
to first before you steal balked Jim
my. He was unable to connect safe
ly. He has speed, however, and
stands up to the plate in a fashion
that indicates determination and an
ability to get his share of the buffets-,
This afternoon the two teams tan
gle aagin, and some of O'Day's vet
eran pitchers will be given a chance
to work out the kinks in their arms.
At last the White Sox got down to
work at Paso Robles. Kid Gleason is
not a nurse or governess and will
not handle the athletes like fragile
flowers. As an instance, he plans to
jump them right into a short game
this afternoon. Russell, Walsh and
some of the other men who Iiave been
on the coast for some time are ready
now to hop into the fray.
Johnny Dundee soundly trounced
Pal Moore in ten rounds at New York
last night. Dundee was outweighed
ten pounds, but had no trouble with
New York furnishes the dream for
today, and it is quite important, if
true. Jf true is some qualification,
when applied to a baseball yarn.
A resident oft he Bronx, first dis
covered by Heinie Zim, says Christy
Mathewson ha salready signed a con
tract with the Brooklyn Feds. The
authority for this statement boasts a
close, acquaintance with Owner Ward
of he Fed franchise at the wrong end
of the Brooklyn bridge.
The confident person says he has '
seen Matty's contract, signed and
sealed, binding him to play with the
Feds for the next three years. For
tossing his glove into the box and
posing before the multitude that he is
expected to attract, Maty is to receive
$28,000 per year.
Matty himself refuses to say
whether or not he will or has become
a Fed. He admits he is considering
Some fellows get real money for
writing worse fiction than this.
Phil Brock of Cleveland shaded Ed
die Murphy in 12 slow rounds at Can-;
ton, 0., last' night.
Stanislaus Zbyszko deefated Alex
ander Aberg two falls in-three, for the
world's Graeco-Roman wrestling
championship at Boston.
-Willie1- Ritchie- left San Francisco